Modernize Digital Government
Management of State Resources
Reliability - We build trust in partnerships by performing consistentely.
Efficiency - We act as good stewards of Wyoming's financial resources.
Collaboration - We achieve more together by collaborating.
Transparency - We inspire trust by communicating with openness and honesty.
January 13, 2023 - Governor Mark Gordon appoints Timothy "TR" Sheehan to be interim state chief information officer following the resignation of William Vajda.
HB0286 was introduced to consolidate the department of enterprise technology services and the duties of the state chief information officer into the department of administration and information. The bill failed Senate COW on February 22, 2023.
January 17, 2022 - Governor Mark Gordon appoints William "Bill" Vajda to be state chief information officer. Bill brought an extensive background in cybersecurity and communications to Wyoming in both the federal and state arenas.
May 15, 2021 - Governor Mark Gordon appoints Timothy "TR" Sheehan to be interim chief information officer following the resignation of Gordon Knopp. TR brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology spanning across public safety, education, public sector, private sector, and business owner.
March 1, 2019 - Governor Mark Gordon appoints Gordon Knopp as state chief information officer. Mr. Knopp has extensive leadership experience serving as the Director of Technology (CIO) in Laramie County School District 1 in Cheyenne.
September 17, 2017 - Governor Matt Mead appoints Tony Young as state chief information officer. Mr. Young previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mead. Prior to serving in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Young was the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
March 8, 2012 - Governor Matt Mead signed W.S. 9-2-2901 through 9-2-2907 establishing the Department of Enterprise Technology Services. The mission, to establish and refine coordinated enterprise information services and technology structure, which increases the ability of state agencies to deliver quality cost effective services to the citizens of Wyoming. The director of the Department of Enterprise Technology Services also serves as the state chief information officer.
April 25, 2011 - Governor Matt Mead appoints Flint Waters as state chief information officer. Mr. Waters provided strategic leadership and technology direction, as well, as responsibity for oversight and management of enterprise technology initiatives. Mr. Waters was formerly the Chief Technology Officer for forty-nine (49) different Internet Crime Against Children (ICAC) task forces and was the Chief Security Officer for TLO from 2008 through 2010.
March 13, 2007 - Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed Robert von Wolffradt as state chief information officer. Mr. Robert von Wolffradt served as Director of Information Services for Snohomish County in Washington state. Von Wolffradt had extensive experience with leadership in government operations and background in the private sector for leading technology companies through challenging times.
2006 - SEA0034 assigned existing duties from the Department of Administration and Information and expanded authority of the state chief information officer, who is appointed by the Governor.
2005 - Legislation passed through SEA0075 establishing the position of state chief information officer by statute and transferring duties from the online government commission to the chief information officer effective July 1.
March 4, 2003 - Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed Larry Biggio as state chief information officer. Mr. Larry Biggio began his state career in 1974 and is quoted as saying "sometimes it pays to hang in there".
2002 - SEA0043 of the 56th Wyoming Legislature, 2002 Special Session, authorized the Governor to employ either directly or through a contractual arrangement a chief information officer effective July 1. The Governor appointed William Campbell in September 2002. The Department of A&I transferred the Information Planning and Coordination Division to the Office of CIO in November.
The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer was to establish and refine information technology structure to increase the ability of state agencies to deliver quality, cost effective services to the residents of Wyoming.
Who We Serve
Our 220 employees support ~7,500 state employees at the executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions. Through this work, we ultimately serve all people in Wyoming.